California NanoSystems Institute
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Stan Schein , M.D., Ph.D.

Member, California NanoSystems Institute, Brain Research Institute
Professor, Psychology

M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1977
Ph.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1976
B.S., MIT, 1970

Contact Information:
Email Address:
Work Email Address:
Office Address: UCLA
Department of Psychology
Franz Hall, Rm 8522
Mailcode 951563
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Cell-phone Number: (310) 855-4769 Cell phone
Work Phone Number: (310) 825-0505 Office
Research Interests:

  • Neurobiology of vision; retinal circuitry and synaptic function
  • Strategies of transmission of small signals from super-sensitive sensory receptors: rod photoreceptors, hair cell, electroreceptors
  • Self assembly of fullerene cage structures by carbon atoms and clathrin protein

Selected Publications:

Schein S, Ngo IT, Huang TM, Klug K, Sterling P, Herr S, Cone synapses in macaque fovea: I. Two types of non-S cones are distinguished by numbers of contacts with OFF midget bipolar cells, Vis Neurosci, 2011, 28 (1), 3-16.
Herr S, Ngo IT, Huang TM, Klug K, Sterling P, Schein S, Cone synapses in macaque fovea: II. Dendrites of OFF midget bipolar cells exhibit Inner Densities similar to their Outer synaptic Densities in basal contacts with cone terminals, Vis Neurosci, 2011, 28 (1), 17-28.
Hongrong Liu, Lei Jin, Sok Boon S. Koh, Ivo Atanasov, Stan Schein, Lily Wu, Z. Hong Zhou, Atomic Structure of Human Adenovirus by Cryo-EM Reveals Interactions Among Protein Networks, Science, 2010, 329 (5995), 1038-1043.
Zhang X, Boyce M, Bhattacharya B, Zhang X, Schein S, Roy P, Zhou ZH, Bluetongue virus coat protein VP2 contains sialic acid-binding domains, and VP5 resembles enveloped virus fusion proteins, Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 2010, 107 (14), 6292-7.
Ge P, Tsao J, Schein S, Green TJ, Luo M, Zhou ZH, Cryo-EM model of the bullet-shaped vesicular stomatitis virus, Science, 2010, 327 (5966), 689-93.
S Schein, Architecture of clathrin fullerene cages reflects a geometric constraint – the head-totail exclusion rule – and a preference for asymmetry, J Mol Biol, 2009, 387, 363-375.
Schein Stan, Friedrich Tara, A geometric constraint, the head-to-tail exclusion rule, may be the basis for the isolated-pentagon rule in fullerenes with more than 60 vertices, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 2008, 105 (49), 19142-7.
Schein, S. Sands-Kidner, M., A geometric principle may guide self-assembly of fullerene cages from clathrin triskelia and from carbon atoms, Biophysical Journal, 2008, 94 (3), 958-976.
Stan Schein, Michelle Sands-Kidner, Tara Friedrich, The physical basis for the head-to-tail rule that excludes most fullerene cages from self assembly , Biophysical J, 2008, 94, 938-957.
S Schein, KM Ahmad, Efficiency of synaptic transmission of single-photoreceptor to rod bipolar dendrite, Biophysical J, 2006, 91, 3257-3267.
S Schein, KM Ahmad, A clockwork hypothesis: Synaptic release by rod photoreceptors must be regular, Biophysical J, 2005, 89, 3931-3949.
Schein, S. Sterling, P. Ngo, I. T. Huang, T. M. Herr, S., Evidence that each S cone in macaque fovea drives one narrow-field and several wide-field blue-yellow ganglion cells, Journal of Neuroscience, 2004, 24 (38), 8366-8378.
Ahmad, K. M. Klug, K. Herr, S. Sterling, P. Schein, S., Cell density ratios in a foveal patch in macaque retina, Visual Neuroscience, 2003, 20 (2), 189-209.
AA Sadun, V Carelli, SR Salomao, A Berezovsky, PA Quiros, F Sadun, AM DeNegri, R Andrade, M Moraes, A Passos, P Kjaer, J Pereira, ML Valentino, S Schein, R Belfort , Extensive investigation of a large Brazilian pedigree of 11778/Haplogroup J Leber, American Journal of Ophthalmology, 2003, 136 (2), 231-238.
S Herr, KJ Klug, P Sterling, S Schein, Inner S-cone bipolar cells provide all of the central elements for S cones in macaque retina, J Comp Neurol, 2003, 457, 185-201.
K Klug, S Herr, IT Ngo, P Sterling, S Schein, Macaque retina contains an S-cone OFF midget pathway, J Neurosci, 2003, 23, 9881-9887.
K Migdale, S Herr, K Klug, K Ahmad, K Linberg, P Sterling, S Schein, Two ribbon synaptic units in rod photoreceptors of macaque, human, and cat, J Comp Neurol, 2003, 455, 100-112.
AA Sadun, V Carelli, SR Salomao, A Berezovsky, P Quiros, F Sadun, AM DeNegri, R Andrade, S Schein, R Belfort , A very large Brazilian pedigree with 11 778 Leber's hereditary optic, Trans Ant Ophthalmol Soc, 2002, 100, 169-77.
C Burris, K Klug, IT Ngo, P Sterling, S Schein, How Müller glial cells in macaque fovea coat and isolate the synaptic terminals of cone photoreceptors, J Comp Neurol, 2002, 453, 100-11.